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  • Hinkley Point C News Update – October 2019 October 11, 2019 - Work starts on first intake tunnel The first of the Hinkley Point C’s (HPC) three tunnel boring machines, operated by Balfour Beatty, has successfully started the construction of intake tunnel 1. There will be three water cooling tunnels which will feed water to the power station when its operational. Balfour Beatty is using its factory […]
  • Hinkley Point C News Update – September 2019 September 16, 2019 - Big Carl ready for next big milestone The world’s largest crane is ready to start work at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site. Able to stand up to 250m tall, “Big Carl” can reach higher than the tallest tower at London’s Canary Wharf and can carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift. The […]
  • Hinkley Point C hits it’s biggest milestone yet June 28, 2019 - Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest. The final 9,000m³ of concrete was the largest concrete pour in the UK, beating a record set […]
  • HPC News Update – June 2019 June 17, 2019 - Balfour Beatty pour first nuclear concrete at Avonmouth The Balfour Beatty team poured the UK’s first nuclear concrete away from a nuclear site when they began work on one of the six 5,000 tonne reinforced concrete heads which will cap the cooling water tunnels under the Bristol Channel. In total, 38,000 segments for 6,000 complete […]
  • HPC News Update – May 2019 May 21, 2019 - HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer J0 – or ‘Jalon Zero’ – is a French term meaning ‘milestone zero’. At HPC it refers to the point when work starts on building the nuclear power station’s structures above ground. HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer when the final concrete is […]
  • HPC Suppliers – Support Grant May 8, 2019 - Sedgemoor-based small or medium-sized business (SME) who work as part of the Hinkley Supply Chain or are registered to be considered for work at HPC could be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000. The grant scheme is designed to help SMEs meet or better fulfil the requirements of working as part of the […]
  • Somerset Chamber of Commerce – Hinkley Supply Chain Team Tier 1 and 2 engagement role April 16, 2019 - The construction of Hinkley Point C power station presents major contract opportunities for the South West supply chain. EDF Energy (NNB) has committed to utilise South West based local suppliers (service providers, manufacturers of components, sub-contractors) wherever practicable on the project. To facilitate this, EDF Energy has been working with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce […]
  • Huge opportunities remain for regional businesses to get involved with the Hinkley Point C project. April 5, 2019 - Huge opportunities remain for regional businesses to get involved with the Hinkley Point C project, business leaders from across the area were told this week. Sam Evans, Head of Hinkley Supply Chain Engagement on behalf of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s Hinkley Supply Team, said there were still substantial contracts to be awarded for both […]
  • Hinkley Point C spending in the South West reaches £1bn with 6,500 jobs created so far April 4, 2019 - New figures released today show the growing positive impact of Hinkley Point C on jobs, skills and people in the South-West and beyond. The numbers are published in the latest annual report into the socio-economic benefits of the nuclear power station which is under construction in Somerset. Hinkley Point C’s Realising the Socio-economic Benefits report […]
  • The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme February 21, 2019 - The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is a funded support programme developed to help South West and South Wales based SME’s (small/medium enterprises) who wish to target upcoming Hinkley Point C (HPC) opportunities. The Heart of the South West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the Welsh Government have allocated substantial funds to […]


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